New Stuff This Week

Zines
Zine Explorers Notebook #5 Spr 14 by Doug Harrison $4.00
Critical Theory Cocktails vols #1 and #2 by Aggie Toppins $8.00 each- Powerful drinks that will make you think differently. Recipes for the revolution!
Native Tongues #1 by Elizabeth Allen-Cannon $5.00
Rochester Teenset Outsider #29 by William Carroll $1.00
Fixing the Oscillating Weight by Calvin Lee $10.00
Fashionable Activism #3 Hardcore Punk Fanzine by Kevin McCaughey $5.00
Young Man With International Style by Philip Tomaru $5.00

Comics & Minis
Lose #6 by Michael DeForge (Koyama) $8.00
RAV #10 by Mickey Z. $8.00
God and the Devil at War In the Garden (Monologuist Paper Update IV) by Anders Nilsen $15.00 – We got this diretly from Anders Nilsen (Dogs & Water, Big Questions) directly. Oversized beautiful thingy that includes, among other things, the Conversation Gardening mini. Includes some text by Chicago writer Kyle Beachy.
Infracity Ch 1 by Biott Marcelo $4.00
Strata #4 by Bill Rusk $2.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Baby Bjornstrand by Renee French (Koyama) $20.00
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World 16 Graphic Biographies by Monte Beauchamp $24.99
Jaybird by Lauri Ahonen and Jaakko Ahonen $19.99
Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple (First Second) $19.99
Finder Third World by Carla Speed McNeil $19.99
Kick Ass vol 3 HC by Mark Millar $29.99
21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Art & Design
Under the Bridge: The East 238th Street Graffiti Hall of Fame by Paul Cavalieri (Schiffer) $39.99
Blade King of Graffiti by Chris Pape (Schiffer) $39.99
ARTtitude: Contemporary Graphic Art by Frédéric Claquin (Schiffer) $39.99 – Featuring artists from all over the world, such as Adam Rabalais, Olivier Coipel, Josh Brown, Supakitch, Tim Clark, Arnaud Pagès, blarf, Chris Coppola, Diego Gravinese, and many more.
The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 by Brett Weiss (Schiffer) $34.99
bandoned: America’s Vanishing Landscape by Eric Holubow (Schiffer) $50.00 – For the ruin porn enthusiast.
Ink ‘N Girls by Ákos Bánfalvi (Schiffer) $39.99
TattooIsMe 2 by Chris Coppola , Frédéric Claquin, & Kitiza (Schiffer) $39.99 – 32 artists participating in this artbook offer a unique journey and a fresh look at the worldwide tattoo art revolution in this engaging second book of the series.

Outer Limits & Mayhem
Ayahuasca Experience: The Sourcebook on the Sacred Vine of Spirits by Ralph Metzner (Park Street) $16.95
Timothy Leary the Harvard Years, Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin by James Penner, with Richard Alpert Huston Smith Ralph Metzner and others $19.95
Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal by Tom Shroder $27.95 – With an uncanny ability to reveal the mind’s remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness, LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD—yet the drugs remain illegal for millions of people who might benefit from them. Anchoring Tom Shroder’s Acid Test are the stories of Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), who has been fighting government prohibition of psychedelics for more than thirty years; Michael Mithoefer, a former emergency room physician, now a psychiatrist at the forefront of psychedelic therapy research; and his patient Nicholas Blackston, a former Marine who has suffered unfathomable mental anguish from the effects of brutal combat experiences in Iraq. All three men are passionate, relatable people; each flawed, each resilient, and each eccentric, yet very familiar and very human.
Gorgeous & Gory: The Zombie Pinup Collection by Jessica Rajs (Schiffer) $34.99 – Dangerously deadly pinups are imagined in the fantastical balance between glamorous and gruesome, compiled into one essential anthology of over 200 photos.
World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies by David J. Moore (Schiffer) $34.99
Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin, Art Sex and Magick in the Weimar Republic by Tobias Churton (Inner Traditions) $29.99
DNA of the Gods: Anunnaki Creation of Eve and the Alien Battle for Humanity by Chris H. Hardy  (Bear & Co.) $18.00
A Druid’s Handbook to the Spiritual Power of Plants: Spagyrics in Magical and Sexual Rituals Paperback by Jon G. Hughes (Destiny Books) $18.95 – A practical guide to creating plant extracts, essences, and complexes for use in Druidic sex magic rituals.
UFO and Alien Management: A Guide to Discovering, Evaluating, and Directing Sightings, Abductions, and Contactee Experiences by Dinah Roseberry (Schiffer) $12.99 – Get in touch with aliens, learn to protect yourself, recover information you’ve lost, learn what can go wrong, know what questions to ask, and understand your own personal reporting process.
Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz $27.50 – This book interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the “P. T. Barnum of the surgery room.” Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. Don’t miss Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz at Quimby’s to talk about this book Sat, Oct 4th, 7pm!

Humor
Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman $15.00
Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors by Julia Scott & friends $16.00 – With work by Dave Eggers, Amy Tan, Chuck Palahniuk , Gillian Flynn and more.

Essays
Women in Clothes by  Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, and 639 others $30.00 – This book is a conversation among hundreds of women on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations.

Fiction
Little Lumpen Novelita by Roberto Bolano $19.95

Music Books
The Big Book of Hair Metal: Illustrated Oral History of Heavy Metal’s Debauched Decade by Martin Popoff $30.00
Excess All Areas: A Lighthearted Look at the Demands and Idiosyncracies of Rock Icons on Tour by Sue Richmond $27.99

Magazines
Bitch #64 $5.95
Maximumrocknroll #376 Sep 14 $4.99
Shindig #41 $12.99
Fader #93 Aug Sep 14  $5.99
Cabinet #53 Stones $12.00
Fifth Estate vol 49 #1 Spr Sum 14 $4.00
Raw Vision #82 $14.00
Lodown #92 $16.99
Dear Dave Magazine #17 $15.00
The World’s Most Haunted Places Fall 14 $9.99
Modern Farmer #6 Fall 14 $7.99
Paper Magazine Sep 14 vol 31 #1 $5.00
Fangoria #335 Aug 14 $10.99
50 Scariest Movies Fall 2014 100 Years of Horror Classics $9.99
Model Behavior Magazine #1 $25.00
Nostalgia Digest Fall 14 $4.50
Sugar and Rice #02 $15.00
Amass #52 $4.95
International Socialist Review #94 Fall 14 $10.00
Tattoo Society #45 $7.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books
N Plus 1 #20 Fall 14 $14.95
Overtime Hour 33 Life In the Dungeaon by Johnny Townsend $2.00
Feathertale Review #13 $12.00
White Review #11 $20.00
Granta #128 Sum 14 American Wild $16.99

Other Stuff
2015 Moleskine planners of different sizes and layouts.
More Field Notes, including the “Arts & Sciences” and “Cold Horizon” editions.
The Witches Almanac #34 Spr 15 to Spr 16 $12.95

New Stuff This Week

tomboyTomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince $15.99 – Tomboy follows Liz Prince through her early years and explores—with humor, honesty, and poignancy—what it means to “be a girl.” From staunchly refuting ”girliness” to the point of misogyny, to discovering through the punk community that your identity is whatever you make of it, Tomboy offers a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking account of self-discovery in modern America.

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Age of License by Lucy Knisley (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Knisley’s comics travel memoir recounts her adventures, punctuated by whimsical visual devices (such as a “new experiences” funnel), peppered with the cute cats she meets along the way, and features drawings and descriptions of food that will make your mouth water. Her experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations — about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career.

Zines
Stuck In the Vault #1 by Lynne Monsoon and Dalice Malice $2.00 – Lynne and Dalice are a rare breed — zinesters who get really into Disney. And I mean REALLY INTO DISNEY, like they do zines with titles like “Vegan Dining In Disney World.” They enlisted all their zinester buddies to contribute reviews of Disney movies, attempting to review every Disney movie ever made. This is issue #1, and who knows how long it will take or how many issues, especially because new movies come out all the time? Contributing reviewers this issue include Jonas, Jami Sailor and JC. -LM
I Like How You HTP by Brian Hochberger $4.50
Tabacco Magazine issues #6-#8 $3.00 each
Real Ramona #1 PTSD Issue by Karla Keffer $2.00
Second City Vegan by Lisa Quintero $3.00
Somnambulist #23 by Martha Grover $3.00
Lifesize: A False Story by Mark M (M Press) $1.00

Comics & Minis
Aloof #1 by Alex Nall $5.00
Don’t Eat My Pie by Michelle LaPlante $3.00 – Adapted from a short story by Nicole Connolly.

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel by Jules Feiffer  $27.95
Hobo Fires  by Robert Earl Sutter III $25.00
Even More Bad Parenting Advice by Guy Delisle (D&Q) $12.95
El Deafo by Cece Bell (Abrams) $10.95
Fables vol 20 Camelot  by Bill Willingham and friends (Vertigo) $19.99
Rough House vol 2 $15.00

Sexy Stuff
Cruising Diaries by Brontez Purnell, illustrated by Janelle Hessig $10.00
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Science!
Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson $15.95

Politics & Revolution
Abolish Work: “Abolish Restaurants” Plus “Work, Community, Politics, War” by Prole.info (PM Press) $9.95
Feminism Unfinished: A Short Surprising History of American Womens Movements by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon and Astrid Henry $25.95
The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present by Bart van der Steen, Ask Katzeff, Leendert van Hoogenhuijze and Geronimo (PM Press) $21.95
After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan by Ted Rall $26.00

Magazines
Frankie #60 $14.95
Kinfolk vol 13 Discovering New Things to Cook Make and Do $18.00
Double Dot #5 $15.00
Backwoodsman vol 35 #5 Sep Oct 14  $4.95
Sneaker Freaker #30 $14.95
Tank Moto #4 $15.00
Harpers Magazine Sep 14 $6.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books
Remember I’m the Funniest Person Trapped In this Basement by Frances Barber $7.00
Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #30 Sep 14 $5.00 – Half dozen stories and seven poems, edited by Small Beer Press folks Gavin Grant and Kelly Link.

Kids Reads
Theseus and the Minotaur by Yvan Pommaux (Toon Books) $16.95

Other Stuff
Annual Weekly Planner vol 9 by Lizzy Stewart (Little Otsu) $18.00

Get “Lei’ed” at Quimby’s for Tiki Day !!!

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Hang ten at your favorite small press book purveyor on Tiki Day this Friday 8/29. Join us for day-long Hawaiian musical groves, get “lei’ed” and see your favorite Quimby’s employees in full on island garb. We’ll wowie your Maui with gratis (that means free on the mainland) appetizers, drinkies and a resplendent tiki window display.

Get your island on….while it lasts.

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Reads From Dr. Mütter’s Marvels 10/4

Oct
4
7:00 pm

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In Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new book DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS (Gotham Books), she explores the previously untold told life story of the man with the famous name: a young, handsome and ambitiously brilliant surgeon whose talents in the operating room and lectures halls were unrivaled in his lifetime. The book delves deep into the life of a man who was truly ahead of his time – from Mütter’s early years as an orphan and time spent studying cutting-edge surgery in Paris, to his struggles to establish himself in Philadelphia amidst the outrageous rivalries among his fellow doctors—many of whom publicly mocked Mütter’s philosophies and innovations (including his devotion to pre- and post-operative care, employing anesthesia, and even the sterilization of his tools).

 

Although he only lived for 47 years, Mütter’s impact within medicine is still felt, and his legacy lives on with his enormously popular namesake museum. And now, with DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS, his strange,inspiring and untold story can finally be shared.

 

“In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing

account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. Aptowicz draws nicely on Mütter’s speeches and lectures to reveal the depth of his empathetic philosophies and humanist approach.” –Kirkus Reviews

 

The work of Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz has been featured in such places as: Bust Magazine, About.com’s Poetry Channel, and the spoken word anthology Word Warriors. Most recently, she has been awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and the 2013 Amy Clampitt Residency.

 

For more info: http://aptowicz.com

John Porcellino Launches The Hospital Suite 9/27

Sep
27
7:00 pm

porcellino092714Join Quimby’s and John Porcellino on Saturday, September 27th, at 7pm, for the launch of his latest, The Hospital Suite! There will be a presentation with a signing to follow. This event will also feature a screening of Root Hog or Die, a new documentary celebrating 25 years of King-Cat Comics.

The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino—an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. One day, John Porcellino suddenly fell ill with extreme stomach pain. After a gruelling abdominal surgery, he quickly recovered–briefly–and then spent the next several years experiencing various surprise illnesses, both physical and mental. First a rash of environmental intolerances left Porcellino black-eyed, cadaverous, and dizzy. Then his mild obsessive-compulsive tendencies became full-blown. With three overlapping narratives, The Hospital Suite recounts one man’s battle for health–Porcellino loses jobs, marriages, and faith but never loses his desire to live and create.

John Porcellino is the author of the iconic zine King-Cat and the graphic novel Perfect Example. His comics are lauded for their quiet, clear-eyed contemplation of every-day life. The Hospital Suite is a testimony to Porcellino’s subtle gift for transforming his struggles–this time with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health–into art that is universal and engaging.

Learn more about the documentary here.

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